Category Archives: Retail

Back-to-school shopping is protracted, sales are flat. An omen for the holiday season?

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150818_EM_SchoolSavingBack-to-school shopping sales have fallen flat this summer. Retail analysts have noticed this trend building for several years as consumers have opted to spread their summer shopping season out over time. Is this trend indicative of what is to come this holiday season for retailers?

Learn more in the Orange County Register’s article… Read More

JLL acquires retail brokerage firm Wilson Retail Group in Southern California

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5-15-15_WilsonRetailGroupAs consumer confidence continues to climb and economic prospects for retailers improve, JLL (NYSE: JLL) is getting a big boost to its retail business by acquiring Wilson Retail Group, a leading, independent retail brokerage and capital markets firm in Southern California. The transaction will enable JLL, already the nation’s largest third-party retail property manager, to provide a broader range of brokerage and investment sales… Read More

Shippers, e-retailers preparing for the ‘Christmas Crunch’

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By Matt Dickerson
Senior Vice President
JLL Indianapolis

With the holiday shopping season looming, e-retailers and their shipping partners are gearing up to prevent a repeat of last season’s epic delivery fail.

While the vast majority of online purchases “guaranteed” to arrive by Christmas Eve were indeed delivered on time, those many successes were largely overshadowed by… Read More